Triple contract celebration for designers

A NORTH-EAST design and manufacturing company is celebrating a hat-trick of deals.

MSD Design, based at Altens, Aberdeen, landed a multimillion-pound North Sea safety contract plus two six-figure deals – one at an iconic building in the city and the other south of the border.

The triple boost comes as the firm’s 20th anniversary looms and it reaches annual turnover of £6million.

MSD won the contract to design, manufacture and install heat shields for the derrick, cranes and lifeboat of the Viking Rowan jack-up rig.

The firm was also appointed to design, manufacture and instal composite exterior cladding to four plant room areas on the roofs of the redeveloped Marischal College in Aberdeen.

The third contract was to design and manufacture composite, structural and insulated wall panels for the building of an organic waste composting plant in Bolton, Lancashire.

MSD managing director Martin Stevenson said: “These three contracts reflect the diversity of MSD Design and focus on our strengths of high quality design and manufacture – from concept to completion.”

He said the design of the heat shielding system for the Viking Rowan gave MSD one of its most challenging tasks to date with the installation of a heat shield at the derrick crown block. This involved a tandem lift using two 500-tonne cranes.